News release from the Mad Anthony Children’s Foundation:
Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation donates $150,000 to Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House
(October 10, 2014) â€” Leaders from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation presented officials from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House with a check for $150,000 – the amount the foundation raised through the 2014 Red Coat Dinner and the Mad Anthonys Pro-Am at the Hotel Fitness Championship, which took place August 26 and 27, respectively, at Sycamore Hills Golf Club.
“Each year, we take great responsibility as a foundation to raise as much money as possible for the Hope House, and each we take great joy in presenting them with this donation,” said Don Banowetz, board president of the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation. “This year is certainly no different – it is an honor for everyone associated with the Foundation – as well as all participants from this year’s very successful Pro-Am – to provide this support to such a worthy and special organization as the Hope House.”
The check presentation took place at an event Thursday evening at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, which hosted the Pro-Am. This year’s donation of $150,000 to the Hope House brings the cumulative total donated by the Children’s Foundation to more than $1.3 million in the seven years since the foundation began its partnership with Hope House.
About the Mad Anthonys
The Mad Anthonys is a charitable organization founded in 1957 and comprised of business leaders and professionals from northeast Indiana. The Mad Anthonys Charity Classic golf event – now officially called the Mad Anthonys Pro-Am at the Hotel Fitness Championship – is one of the country’s premier charity golf events, raising millions of dollars for charitable organizations in Fort Wayne. In 2007, the Mad Anthonys began a partnership with Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House, dedicating 90 percent of its fundraising efforts to the organization.
About the Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House
The Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House provides nearby lodging and support services for the families of children undergoing pediatric and neonatal treatment. Because Fort Wayne has become a health care hub for all of northern Indiana, southern Michigan and western Ohio, this function is critical to the families of children with severe illnesses and conditions.
About the Hotel Fitness Championship
Hosted by the Western Golf Association, the Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Web.com Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. The 2014 tournament was held Aug. 25-31, 2014 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Web.com Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.HotelFitnessChampionship.com.